Sharmin is an accomplished consultant and mentor with an unwavering drive to help corporations and startups scale globally. With a deep-rooted passion for technology and exceptional business development skills, she excels in connecting people and driving success in the industry.
With over 15 years of experience in international business development, Sharmin has a keen eye for identifying opportunities and optimizing cross-functional collaborations. Currently serving as the Head of Business Development, Tech at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, she leverages her expertise to foster growth and innovation.
Throughout her career, Sharmin has worked across diverse industries, including financial services giants like HSBC, Zurich Financial Services, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as well as prestigious consulting firms such as Deloitte and KPMG. She has also provided guidance to government bodies like New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and the German Accelerator, along with collaborating with tech startups. Her international experience spans cities like Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Sharmin's comprehensive understanding of driving business growth, implementing regional strategies, and building strong client relationships in an international context is shaped by her diverse experiences. She is a strong advocate for empowering women in tech and supporting their progression to senior leadership positions.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Sharmin is an avid sports enthusiast. Whether it's cycling, golfing, or participating in dragon boat racing, she embraces an active lifestyle that fuels her passion for competition and teamwork.